Monthly Archives : October 2016

My Favorite Things: Halloween Special

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Welcome to a special, giant-sized edition of My Favorite Things! Normally this is a spot for us to share our recent favs, but we couldn’t resist putting a ghoulish twist on the column for one of our favorite holidays — Halloween! There’s no better day for carving wicked jack-o-lanterns, marathoning horror movies, and gorging yourself on way too much candy. Read on…

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Crafting Homicidal Housewives and Lovecraftian Horrors: Spotlight on Female Artists in Comics

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I didn’t get into comics for the artwork. No, at twenty-one, when I first wandered into a comic book store, I showed up as a lifelong reader of books, with a passion for well-formed stories, likable characters, and good writing. When my eyes scanned across the glossy pages of the first issue of Buffy: Season 8, I wasn’t looking at…

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Head Full of Ghosts, Mind Full of Fear: A Review

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An undeniable truth about myself and my reading preferences: scary stories belong to October, the way that The Hobbit belongs to November and Terry Pratchett’s Hogfather belongs in December.  This is not to say that I always succeed in these traditions, but the thought is never far from my mind.  When I was approached to tackle Paul Tremblay’s A Head…

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Chain Reaction: Three TV Series If You Liked/Loved Netflix’s Stranger Things

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It’s October! Always a good month to scare yourself silly (and other people if you can manage it without retaliation. Erm, not that I’m advocating being a bully or anything). If you’re like me, my family, my friends, our uncles, aunts, third cousins, and all the people we passed notes to in first grade, you’ve seen Stranger Things at least…

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My Favorite Things: Fan Edits, Harlem’s Superheroes, and More Fun with Time Travel

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They might not be raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens, but that doesn’t mean that we love them any less. Welcome back to My Favorite Things, a weekly column where we gab about the greatest in geek. This week is all about our love for fabulous television shows. This includes a new take on an old favorite, Netflix’s latest foray…

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Dear Sherry: Burned Out

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Dear Sherry, I’ve been writing for several years now. I have a handful of books published. Lately, the writing has just been, well, hard. This isn’t about writer’s block. I can get the words on the page if I have to, so I know it isn’t being “blocked” that’s slowing me down. Frankly, I’m burned out on writing. What are some…

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